MELASMA

Melasma

Melasma is a particular type of pigmentation which takes the form of larger, confluent patches of hyperpigmentation, often across the cheeks and forehead. It is often associated with high levels of female sex hormones, which is why it is a common complaint of women during and following pregnancy, and often those who are taking the oral contraceptive pill. Fortunately, our advanced understanding of Melasma, in combination with the most proven skincare solutions, enables us to effectively reduce its appearance.

 

Melasma

Melasma Treatments

 

SKIN-FOCUSED
SOLUTIONS

What can help?

Melasma responds poorly to treatment with both laser and IPL, and generally these technologies are best reserved for treating multiple smaller patches of pigmentation (less than one centimetre in maximum diameter). A more reliable option is to use topical, at-home prescriptions such as tretinoin and hydroquinone, which are better-suited to tackling larger areas of pigmentation. We commonly prescribe the Obagi NuDerm system.

An example of a patient before and after treatment at the McKeown clinic.

Non-surgical Solutions: Laser Treatments

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions

 

COMMON
QUESTIONS

No anaesthetic is required for the use of topical skincare prescriptions.

 

Melasma
Melasma

Our bespoke topical prescriptions mean that we can noticeably fade the appearance of Melasma. However, before prescribing a programme, it is important to carry out a thorough consultation: in order to understand the patient’s full medical history, but also to understand their aesthetic goals.

 

Melasma

Your doctor will advise on the best programme and application; however, a little redness or peeling is not uncommon. This will gradually reduce as your skin becomes more tolerant of the topical ingredients.

 

While best results are visible following completion of your topical prescription course, you should be able to notice a gradual improvement in your Melasma after approximately ‘x’ weeks.

 

Melasma
Melasma

Melasma Treatments performed by

THE DOCTORS

Dr Nina Singh

Dr Nina Singh

Aesthetic Doctor

 

Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023, after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.

Dr Rhona Cameron

Aesthetic Doctor

 

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health.

Melasma

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